The mission of York County's CyberSecurity program is to reduce risks to the digital assets of York County Government, while maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of County data.
General Cybersecurity Tips
Benefits of Being Connected
We currently live in a more connected world than ever before. Whether we realize it or not, the Internet affects practically every part of our everyday lives. We use online platforms to communicate with friends and family, do business and banking, and rely on many services such as transportation and energy. Government, healthcare, education, business, music, and many other industries have benefited from technological improvements. Our lives get easier and more linked as technology improves.
Risks of Digital Technologies
Being constantly connected brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse. No country, industry, community, or individual is immune to cyber risks. As a nation, we face constant cyber threats against our critical infrastructure and economy. As individuals, cybersecurity risks can threaten our finances, identity, and privacy.
Call to Action
Since our way of life depends on critical infrastructure and the digital technology that operates it, cybersecurity is one of our country’s most important national security priorities, and we each have a role to play—cybersecurity is a shared responsibility.
We can follow simple steps to keep ourselves, our assets, and our safe online. Below are a few tips everyone can use to practice safe cybersecurity:
- Set strong passwords and do not share them with anyone.
- Keep your operating system, browser, and other critical software optimized by installing updates.
- Maintain an open dialogue with your family, friends, and community about Internet safety.
- Limit the amount of personal information you post online and use privacy settings to avoid sharing information widely.
- Be cautious about what you receive or read online—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.